When people think of mission trips, they often think of faraway places such as Haiti or Ghana. There is need for mission work much closer to home.
This year, the youth of First United Methodist Church of DeKalb will travel to Detroit to work on economic disaster recovery work.
In addition to work projects, the youth will have many opportunities to develop their faith. They also will get to see a little of Motown.
To fund their trip and other activities, the youth are holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at the church at the corner of Fourth and Oak streets.
The sale consists of donations from many congregation members and neighbors. Items include large and small furniture, kitchen wares, lots of clothes and books and, of course, many surprise items.
The sale is in the education wing at the north end of the church located at 321 Oak St., DeKalb.
For more information, calling the church at 815-756-6301 or visit www.firstumc.net.